Why text=binary mounts (Re: Gnu-win32 (b18), coolview and NTE

Michael Hirmke mh@mike.franken.de
Sat Jan 10 06:19:00 GMT 1998

Larry Hall (RFK Partners Inc) [lhall@rfk.com] wrote:

>Not necessarily.  Various programs do this, including vim and, I think,
>>How do the MS-land programs that understand both line terminations work?
>>They probably just accept either on input, then do \r\n on output, right?

Nope, vim for example reads files in "textmode" or "notextmode" and
also writes them in the same manner. This is true for the Cygnus
compiled vim and for the VC++ compiled one under Windows.
Otherwise you would destroy all your Unix style line breaks, when
reading and writing a file with it.

>Larry Hall                              lhall@rfk.com

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